Bernice King to speak about judge's order

KATE BRUMBACK
March 6, 2014

ATLANTA (AP) — The daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. is calling on her brothers to reconsider their plan to sell or lease the civil rights icon's Bible and Nobel Peace Prize.

King's estate is run by his two sons, Martin Luther King III and Dexter King. The estate's lawyers on Jan. 31 asked a judge to order their sister, the Rev. Bernice King, to surrender the items.

Bernice called on her brothers to search their conscience at a news conference Thursday at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta.

A judge last week set a Wednesday deadline for the items to be placed in the safe deposit box and for the keys to be handed over to the court. But Bernice's lawyer says the deadline has been pushed forward another five days.